By Press Release @TBLightning / TampaBayLightning.com
“The Tampa Bay Lightning will host their fourth annual Pride Night, presented by ABSOLUT, on Thursday, March 12 when they host the Philadelphia Flyers at AMALIE Arena. In conjunction with the National Hockey League and You Can Play, the Lightning will dedicate the game to celebrate inclusion of everyone in the sport. To purchase tickets to attend for the Pride Night, please visit www.TampaBayLightning.com/PrideNight.
Lightning players will once again tape their sticks with rainbow colored tape for morning skate and warmups. Select sticks will be auctioned off at the Lightning Foundation’s table at Section 123 on the Promenade Level during the game and the remaining sticks will be auctioned off at www.nhl.com, with the proceeds benefitting the You Can Play Project. Lightning defenseman Ryan McDonagh is the team’s You Can Play ambassador and will read a PSA message during the game.
The Lightning will also have numerous promotions throughout the game to highlight Pride Night, including the 50/50 Raffle, presented by Moffitt Cancer Center, the proceeds of which will go to designated local non-profits within the Tampa Bay LGBTQ+ community. Fans in the Tampa Bay area can purchase 50/50 raffle tickets starting at 10:30 a.m. and through the end of the second intermission by visiting www.bolts5050.com.
Additionally, a limited supply of team-signed ABSOLUT Rainbow bottles will be available at the Lightning Foundation auction table at section 123. ABSOLUT Rainbow bottles will be featured throughout AMALIE Arena concessions and available in suites. A limited supply of rainbow sunglasses will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Chase Entry for all Chase cardholders. Pride Night t-shirts will be on sale at Tampa Bay Sports and online, while supplies last. For each t-shirt sold, the Lightning Foundation will donate $10 on each sale on the first 200 sold and will benefit Metro Inclusion Health. Florida Blue will match all proceeds in donation. The Lightning Foundation will also be selling Pride Mystery pucks for $30 at section 123 during the game.”